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Medical Reference Related to Breast Cancer

  1. 10 Questions About Advanced Breast Cancer

    Take this list of questions about breast cancer to your next appointment.

  2. Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Test

    A breast cancer (BRCA) gene test is a blood test to check for specific changes (mutations) in genes that help control normal cell growth.

  3. Tamoxifen

    Drug details for Tamoxifen.

  4. Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Topic Overview

    What is inflammatory breast cancer? Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare, fast-growing type of breast cancer. It is often called IBC for short. Unlike other breast cancers,this type of cancer may not cause a lump in the breast -- so regular breast exams and mammograms often fail to catch it early. Because it grows so fast, it usually has spread by the time it is diagnosed.

  5. Breast-Feeding After Breast Surgery - Topic Overview

    Women who have had breast implants or surgery to remove cysts or benign (noncancerous) lumps usually are able to breast-feed. Women who have had surgery to make their breasts smaller (breast reduction) may have trouble breast-feeding if the milk ducts were cut or removed during surgery. These women may wish to consult their surgeons to determine whether this is a problem. They also are ...

  6. What Causes Breast Cancer?

    WebMD explains the known causes of breast cancer.

  7. Breast Cancer: Choosing Your Doctors

    How do you find a specialist to treat breast cancer? Let the experts at WebMD help.

  8. What Is Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer?

    Information on chemotherapy for breast cancer from WebMD.

  9. Hormone Treatments for Breast Cancer

    Understanding the basics about hormone treatments for breast cancer.

  10. Invasive Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Treatments, Prognosis

    WebMD explains invasive breast cancer. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outlook from the experts at WebMD.

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